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Meet Our Customers - Producing Excellence

Producing Excellence shares compelling stories of American farmers and ranchers, representing the diversity to be found in this thriving industry sector: operations large and small, organic and conventional, rural and urban, newcomers to agriculture and producers whose operations span generations. With financing from Farm Credit and critical services provided by rural utility companies also represented here, these successful business people are producing the food, fuel and fiber on which we all depend.

  • Terry Bishop

    Denton, TN

    Transitioning to an organic approach to managing their dairy herd offers these producers price stability. Read More »
  • Russ Winterhof

    Aurelia, IA

    Using wind power to supply the high energy demands of his turkey houses improves this producer's bottom line, and the environment. Read More »
  • Steve and Kevin Dennis

    Maxwell, CA

    Vertical integration in California's rice industry starts with growing seed and ends with milling for these successful brothers. Read More »
  • Pat McGuire

    Ellsworth, MI

    Diversifying both his crops and his customers helps this cherry farmer manage his risk and increase his profits. Read More »
  • John Casertano

    Cheshire, CT

    A vibrant holiday decoration product line sustains a year-round revenue stream for this wholesale nursery. Read More »
  • Bill Plourd

    El Centro, CA

    Increasing demand in the Far and Middle East is a major opportunity for this hay exporter and its growers. Read More »
  • Martin Ortiz

    Kennett Square, PA

    After starting out as a mushroom picker, this entrepreneur now runs two of his own mushroom growing operations. Read More »
  • Kenton Javorsky

    Weatherford, OK

    Improving soil health through use of cover crops is this farmer's strategy for increasing yields long term. Read More »